Reset Your Money Blog

Hear from me and my friends who work in the finance industry about trends, important topics and things you should definitely know about resetting and managing your money.

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Vale Carla Zampatti

As a young and rather naïve 24-year-old woman, I was just starting to build my career in the finance industry as a sales executive at an investment company.  With a

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Happiness is a Journey

I read a great quote the other day, from the actor Denzel Washington. He was talking about how so many people thought that when they got that job, had that

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Big W’s New Back to School Ambassador

BIG W unveils annual Back to School Report, revealing Aussie shopping behaviours and spending habits ahead of the return to class. With the Christmas and New Year rush over, it’s

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Don’t want to work longer because of COVID-19?

Money expert Vanessa Stoykov explains how COVID-19 has affected some Australian’s finances for the worst – and shares her top tips on what to do about it. While I have

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Everyone’s In The Same Financial Boat

This week’s episode of Secrets of the Money Masters shows our panel discussing Kate and Tony’s love of property investing. Ironically, many of the lessons our experts spoke of before

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Think Outside The Square on Money

With the pace of change faster than anything we have seen in our lifetimes, now is the time for you to join in and make some change happen for you

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Why Money Stories Matter More Than Ever

First of all, let me say the latest series we are launching, Secrets of the Money Masters, is perhaps my favourite. Why? Because the people in it are not celebrities. Rather

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3 Ways to Lower Your Money Anxiety

If you were already worried about money before COVID-19, there is a big possibility that the pandemic has increased your uncertainty about your financial future. And if you have a

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Being Vulnerable With Money is the First Step

I’ve been working with the finance industry for over 25 years now. And all the things I have learned about money and people trying to improve their financial situation comes

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Three Steps to COVID-Proof Your Finances

It’s a question I get asked in various guises all the time. Do I know a good financial planner? What super fund am I with? Who is my accountant? How

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Three Lessons to Take from COVID-19

If we have learned anything from this pandemic, it is that change happens – it can be swift, and life-changing and the only thing to do is survive and make
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Should You Take Your Super?

There has been a lot of press around the early release of the super scheme, and the fact that Australians have taken $28 billion out of their retirement savings to
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3 Reasons Not To Touch Your Super

I read with some dismay the numbers coming in from the first $10,000 released under the super early release scheme. With more than 1.4 million applications approved so far, more
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3 Ways to Change Your Life After COVID-19

There is no denying that the pandemic, and the economic fallout from it, has impacted pretty much all of us in one way or another. It has been a shock
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Facing Your Money Fears (and Who Can Help)

Someone recently asked me “what’s keep you up at night?” I have to say, there has been plenty to keep me burning the midnight oil - coping with the outcomes
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Notice This One Thing to Improve Your Finances

By now the lockdown has really taken hold and we are all starting to understand what it really means living with social distancing and essential services only for up to
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3 Money Lessons to Take from COVID-19

There are many things we are all having to relearn during this pandemic. While it was certainly challenging to begin with, it seems as time rolls on, and Australia seems
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Why Six Months of Savings is the New Black

As the dust settles on the shock of COVID-19, and the social isolation rules start to relax a little, it is time to reflect on what we have learned from
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Top 5 Money Tips When You’re in a Pandemic

There’s no denying it: we are going through very tough times. Not just here in Australia, but around the globe. The pandemic of COVID19 has done more than just have
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2020, Climate and Your Money

My first blog back for 2020 - after an eventful holiday period, mainly dominated by bushfires. Yes, Australia is still burning. The crisis is far from over. But to be
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The Magic Number, Revealed

A very interesting statistic came to light in the recent Australian Talks National survey, in which more than 50,000 Australians took part. While there were many fascinating insights in the
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Why We Believe Athletes Can Help You

I’ve been running a media business in finance for a very long time. 20 years in fact. And this is not my first show. But I’m particularly excited about it
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Are you the 1 in 3 Aussies in danger?

Here is a statistic that really troubles me. 1 in 3 Aussies don't have more than 1 month’s salary saved for emergencies. That means that a third of the population
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5 Questions that Will Save You Thousands

Sometimes asking yourself the right questions is all you need to do to improve things in your life. And if you don’t know what to ask, you can’t get a
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3 Ways to Relax & Reflect This Holiday Season

As we head into the beginning of a new year, most people I know are making new year resolutions. It seems life is getting faster and faster, and the never
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Are You In a Money Trap?

Have you stopped to think about how fast we all are running now? Our work is flat out, we are constantly connected via smart phones, and our personal lives are
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Are You Rich or Wealthy?

There is a phenomenon on social media at the moment in China called ‘flaunt your wealth’. The idea is people lying next to their luxury car as if they have
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5 Truths Travel Has Taught Me About Money

I’m writing this blog from the backseat of a van with my family - racing across the Irish countryside to take us to stay in an 800-year-old castle. What an
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Don’t Panic About Retirement, Prepare

For the past year or so, I have made it my business to conduct an interesting social experiment. When I am with friends, or extended family members, I ask them
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Unlearn Action – Part 2

Action is the Unlearn Pillar that most people don’t know quite enough about to really make it work for them. Part One of exploring the Unlearn Pillar of Action I

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Unlearn Action – Part 1

This Unlearn Pillar is a big one: action. It’s the pillar that can make or break your financial success. It’s also the thing that most people don’t know quite enough

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Stop Talking About Property

There's no doubt if you live in a major city in Australia, you have at some point, indulged in talking about, speculating on, and trading gossip surrounding real estate. How
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Unlearn Belief

In my third instalment of the “unlearn” series – on the key issues that are holding people back around creating the financial outcomes they dream of – I explore the
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5 Clever Ways to Manage Your Money, Monthly

Being paid monthly can be tough. While it feels like you have lots of money that first week, it can quickly be spent, and leave you living on beans by
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5 Steps to Reinventing Yourself

Everyone makes jokes about the kind of old age they want. Or dream of travelling, sleeping in, and general good times. The reality is mostly different, as people experience different
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Unlearn Time

Of the big five lessons that need to be unlearned about money, I think time perhaps is the biggest missed opportunity. Why? Simply because the biggest trap of time is

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Unlearn Focus

Today the unlearn lesson I want to explore is focus. Or rather, clarity about your future and your goals. While it may seem odd that the abilities to create wealth